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    January 15, 2013
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contra costa. >> county fire officials say the defeat of a parcel tax last november leaves them no option. >> in oakland, police overwhelmed by a wave of gang killings. today the chief told us what he needs to turn the tide. and in marin county, a first=ever gun buyback program runs into an unexpected hitch. (male announcer) this is the bay area news station, kron 4 news starts now.empty fire stations in >> pam: empty fire stations contra costa county tonight. with not enough money in the budget - four fire-houses are now shut down. good evening, i'm pam moore. tonight - j-r stone is live where community members are expressing their concern. but, first grant lodes is standing by at the big board. to show us which areas are affected. grant? >> four stations close today in contra costa county. in martinez - station 12 on
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shell avenue. in lafayette - station 16 on los arabis avenue. walnut creek loses station 4 on hawthorne drive. and in clayton, station 11 on center avenue. kron four's j-r stone is live tonight in >> there is a community meeting that begins at 6:00 p.m. directly behind me and lafayette there are going to talk about the closures and how ambulances will be changing to help with better response time. in this video, you can see some of these stations with nothing going on. by 8:00 a.m., there were no jobs lost but they knew that this was, but there were already understaffed, quite a bit. this will impact, response times, quite a bit there
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already below the response time in the county. by this standard, they have to water 20 firefighters for an area that should have 600, ideally. >> because we simply do not have enough firefighters and fire engines on the street that we used to have it. whether or not it is going to be 820 seconds, or 1.5 minutes, increase. word-a 22nd increase either-is going to have an impact. >> again, there will be a community meeting tonight at 7:00 p.m. and lafayette. with other emergency response officials. reporting live, j. r. stone, kron 4 news. >> pam: violence reaching a tipping point in oakland. now - the city taking action to try and bring it under control. more on that ahead, but first grant is standing by to show us the problem. grant >> yes, pam. starting last
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friday, and extending through this past weekend.oakland was especially violent. four fatal shootings froday, all over the city. two more shooting scenes saturday.one which saw 3 people shot. and three more shootings sunday.including a birthday party where five people were shot at 7:50 sunday night. now other numbers.right now there are 613 sworn officers policing oakland. the police chief is looking to increase that number to at least one thousand. so the department is painfully understaffed right now. by at least 400. this officer shortage and the recent spike in shootings has residents and police pushing for change.pam. >> pam: help is on the way today, the oakland city council's finance committee approves a public safety plan which includes authorizing a police academy for june 2013 hiring 21-civilian employees, including crime lab support staff and establishing a contract for 10- deputies from the alameda county sheriff's department o-p-d chief howard jordan says, the deputies will
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help his officers deal with a violent feud between rival gangs in the city >> weather it is shootings or robberies where still focusing on those same two groups. similar to what the highway patrol is doing. they have been the successful and we want to continue that. i imagine having the highway patrol, this year, helping to days per week. and conceivably, having extra patrols of nearly four days per week. >> pam: the finance committee unanimously approved the new safety plan which now moves to the oakland city council tuesday >> catherine: a developing story to tell you about. police say a gunman walked into a business school in downtown st. louis today. and shot an administrator before shooting himself. it happened about 2 this afternoon. both men were in surgery - and are expected to survive. no one else was injured. it happened at the stevens institute of business and
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arts - which has about 180 students. police officers found students hiding under desks and in closets. >> pam: one north bay city taking action to get guns off the street. a 'buy back' program in marin county today. got a larger than expected turnout. kron 4's maureen kelly reports. officials ran out of money within the first two hours. >> second one, winchester >> reporter: cars were lining up around the block here at the san rafael police department even before the gun buyback kicked offgetting 200 dollars cash for every working semi automatic firearm.and 100 dollars for others guns like this revolver you see here no questions asked. the turnout was big at all five marin county locations. >> this program has been much more successful. >> some some say they were motivated at least partly by the massacre at sandy hook elementary school.
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more guns off the streets, less violence. >> reporter: but not everyone. >> they were gathering dust so this is a good way they do not run into the wrong hands. >> reporter: two hours after the buyback began.the county had already run thru the 43- thousand dollars they had raised for the program. they are now asking that people just voluntarily hand in their unwanted weapons.and are also handing out vouchers.which the d-a says he'll try to honor within the next 30 days thru more fundraising. >> this is something that you can do if you want to do something. getting something accomplished feel free to send us any money that can help us. to meet those challenges. >> reporter: the county plans to hand out more vouchers on an another gun buyback scheduled this monday. the martin luther king day holiday. maureen kelly kron4 news. >> now for some perspective on just how many guns are off bay area streets since december: oakland and san francisco both held gun buy-packs and the results were impressive. oakland collected 300 guns.
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san francisco had 296 guns turned in. so nearly 600 guns - off the streets in one day on decemner 16th. people were given $200 dollars in exchange for their guns - the money coming from non-profit groups and private donations. >> pam: in san francisco, two pieces of gun control legislation were introduced to the board of supervisors. the first bans the possession of military style ammunition, such as hollow- point bullets. the sale of those bullets is already illegal. this action would make having them a misdeamenor. the second requires police notification, when someone in san francisco buys 500- rounds of ammunition or more. this includes online purchases. the supervisor sponsoring the changes says, they will make a difference. >> i deal with it every day. i check in with my police station captains about what was the violence that
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happened in the week? the number one is that they pulling off fire alarms. and ak-47s even getting cleared off the streets. the work continues, weather or not the legislation will back it up. >> pam: it will take several steps to make these two changes laws. we will let you know what happens. >> catherine: new york state lawmakers have just passed the nation's toughest gun control law. it calls for a tougher assault weapons ban. it's also aimed at keeping guns out of the hands of the mentally ill who make threats. meantime - on the federal level.the president will unveil his proposals tomorrow to fight gun violence. some will involve actions he can take on his own. others will mean getting the cooperation of congress. and that won't be easy. the announcement might be coming wednesday. but we already know a lot about what the president will likely say. after a string of meetings headed up by the vice- president. proposals for actions he can use take on his own.
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they include improving background checks for all gun buyers. keeping data on where those guns are. he might also impose new limits on guns imported from wheldon ahoysome of the key recommendations though - 'will' require congressional cooperation. >> "including the ban on assault weapons.including the limits on high capacity magazines." >> catherine: there will be intense opposition. scores of legislators - including many democrats - will be wary of voting on any effort to curb access to guns or ammunition. the vice president said tuesday that the white house will mobilize the grassroots operation used during the campaign to keep the pressure on. and when you see the president wednesday. he will be surrounded by children. all of them wrote letters to the white house after the newtown massacre. catherine heenan, kron four news >> pam: a freezing cold
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morning around some parts of the bay. take a look this - puddles frozen over - in morgan hill. now a live look outside - from our mount tamalpais camera, and the embarcadero in san francisco. i'm here in the weather center with jaqueline bennet. warmer weather on the way? perhaps cres--cr. is the best way to describe it as crisp. >> 44 degrees. tomorrow, a little bit warmer. we will continue this warming trend. quite a few readings in the 40's. still, a bit more than what we saw yesterday. a slow warm-up with a week. 50s right now, through richmond is not going to be quite as called for the overnight hours. this high-
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pressure buildings to we're not going to see any rain but we will see warm conditions. fairly chilly and plenty of places in the 30's with widespread 30's but not as matched 20's. by 7:00 a.m., a mixture of many 30's and '40's near the coast. and things will improve towards the 9:00 a.m. hour here is what we can expect tomorrow. clear skies and not as cold. warmer for the afternoon and how warm it is going to get, coming up. >> pam: more bay area news now. a body pulled from the corte madera creek has now been identified as a man who was last seen running from police. anthony donelson jumped into the water last month in novato - when officers stopped him for drunk driving. sheriff's dive teams recovered the body monday near kentfield. >> investigators say a fire along the waterfront in crockett has been deemed suspicious. this was the scene near loring avenue - the fire engulfing a pier - and
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building around 4 am. crews fought the flames from boats. no injuries. this is the same place another fire happened about 2 years ago. >> a morgan hill flower shop destroyed in a fire today. the flames broke out just before 9-am, at the "'floral cottage' near monterey street and spring avenue. no one was there at the time - no word on what caused the fire. >> he's everywhere right now. from last week's record-setting game to his now viral end zone celebration. but some say all the attention colin kaepernick is getting.could jinx him.we'll take a look. >> catherine: also ahead, facebook's big announcement. kron 4's tech reporter is here to show how a new feature on the site will help you connect with friends. >> pam: and - it's pay day for many - and you might notice your paycheck is smaller. kron4 breaks down the new tax hike- at 5-30. you can't move the tv there.
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>> pam: 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick on the cover of sports illisturated. he was amazing. i'm here with grant lodes. what about this sports illusttrated jinx? >> he certainly is the talk
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of the football world. and here he is on the cover of sports illustrated. and and this is whollholy.. and alex smith have it the job for most of the season but the reason why there is so much hype is because the casual fans around the country do not know he is. you should see that how great he was against the packers on saturday. he threw ed over 260 yds. and you can see that he is impressive with the way that he can run the ball. dynamic, fast with the ball. with 181 yds, rushing. record. we spoke to the fans of kaepernick they are just as impressed as the rest of us. >> he is super fast.
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athletic. even the few ever notice he is always looking downfield. and once he takes obvious faster than a lot of the running backs. and the linebackers. he is a great athlete. >> he plays with such confidence i think that is the other what is this you think called kaepernicking? when he runs that and he will kiss the bicep. and all of the boy scouts in the studio are perhaps doing that and it is really something. people can relate that he has a personal style. >> pam: the other thing is that there is this whole thing about the sports illustrated jinx. >> we are before the afc
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championship and they lost that game of the sea that is not going to happen this time. >> pam: let's hope. >> , god, gary radnich will have more on the 49ers. and just how difficult it is to find a no. 7 jersey. >> catherine: facebook unveiled a new search feature today. this is founder mark zuckerberg - making the announcement at their headquarters in menlo park. joining us now - kron4 tech reporter gabe slate. gabe, you were there today-- how does this new search work? >> what is interesting about facebook is that this is a bit more useful. it's a technical name is graph search it is so it searching only with an answer facebook. >> we're always doing a web search for all types of
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harvey milk. making it the third bay area airport named for an individual, after norman mineta in san jose and charles schulz in sonoma county, honoring the peanuts cartoonist we asked and you say no. 77% want it to stay s f o. 23 percent would like to say the name. >> sophia: waste of money. nothing personal against harvey milk and what he stood for, it just seems >> samantha: there's no good reason to not change it. plenty of airports are named after influential people we're always looking for your opinion. check us out we're always looking for your opinion. check us out on facebook, like us and
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>> coming up at 5-30. if you're paycheck looks kron4 breaks down the new payroll tax hikes, now in effect. clean.but is it too little and nasa's mission to mars hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol
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...and now... you! [ giggles ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios if you're getting your first paycheck of the year, you're likely discovering there's a little bit less take home pay than there was last year. some would say the party's over, but in reality the so called payroll tax holiday is what's over. kron 4's dan kerman is here to explain. >> when the economy outwith the economy in the dolldrums three years ago, congress created the payroll tax holiday, which cut the payroll tax from 6.2% to 4.2%.for 2011 and 2012. meaning more money in your paycheck to spend to help
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get the economy going. well that so called holiday expired at the end of last year. meaning your payroll tax goes back up 2% meaning less take home pay. here's what it means. households making between 40 and 50 thousand dollars will see 579 dollars less this year. those making between 50 and 75 thousand dollars will see about 822 dollars less this year. those making between 75 and 100 thousand dollars will pay 1,206 more in tax, or 100-dollars a month the big question is, will this impact the economy? since consumers have less in their paycheck each week, even if it's 25$ a week, will they spend less? some forecasters say definitely. others say we've paid this rate for years and this 2-percent will have little impact over the long term. especially when you consider that middle class tax rates are not going up. >> pam: now this payroll tax
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we're talking about, that money helps fund social security, right? >> reporter: that's right, it helps fund social security, which as we know is underfunded because people are living longer. this won't solve that problem, but it does restore the base funding levels. >> pam: thank you, dan. the k vicki? >> reporter: after years of denying it. lance armstrong now admits he used performance-enhancing drugs. in an interview with oprah, armstrong finally answers the claims that have dogged his career in cycling. but will coming clean. mark a fresh start? and what's the cost to his tarnished reputation? we take a closer look. >> for more than a decade lance armstrong looked into the cameras and denied doping. but in a two and a half hour interview with oprah.the disgraced cyclist now reportedly admits to using performance-enhancing drugs.
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>> i would say he did not come clean in the manner that i expected. it was surprising to me. i would say that for myself, my team, all of us in the room, we were mesmerized and riveted by some of his answers. >> reporter: oprah talked about her exclusive sit down with armstrong on morning tv. >> i would say there were a couple of times when he was emotional. >> reporter: no longer trying to out-pedal doping allegations, armstrong is in a race to save his public image. he's been stripped of his seven tour de france titles and is banned from competing in cycling for life. armstrong has also apologized to the staff at livestrong - a cancer organization he founded. but critics wonder.if this public apology is just an attempt to allow him to compete competitively again. armstrong's interview with oprah winfrey will air in two parts beginning thursday night on own.
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vicki liviakis kron 4 news. >> catherine: we now know when hillary clinton is scheduled to testify about the deadly attack on the u-s consulate in libya. four americans were killed. anticipated.and what needs to be changed at the state dept. to protect diplomats. an independent review found management problems. four state dept. officials were disciplined. northeastern lawmakers from both parties are pushing for financial relief for superstorm sandy victims. but there's been plenty of debate. the aid package comes to more than 50-billion dollars. >> this will be used for genuine emergency relief but
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it is not. according to the budget office, 90% of this will not even be spent this era. that is not " emergency relief ". >> we are pleading and we should not have to beg for money for the northeast! to be able to survive. they have been angry becauseit will cost each u.s. family about $450 dollars - and some lawmakers argue that it's not appropriate that some of the money does "not" go to emergency repairs. many east coast lawmakers say have been a lot of delays in getting the money to storm victims. >> nasa says the curiosity rover should be ready to begin drilling on mars soon. thd rover landed about five months ago. it's going to drive to a spot with a big variety of rocks.and drilling begins in the next couple of weeks. curiosity is on a two-year mission to determine whether the dusty, cold planet was ever able to support life. >> jacqueline: we have been in the middle of a cold snap and temperatures are already getting cold again
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tonight but not quite as cold as what we've seen last night. temperatures at 44 degrees in vallejo. 47 in pleasanton and 50s through san francisco. as we take a look at futurecast. plenty of 30's for tomorrow. just not as many 20's. and from morning lows a mixture of 20's and 30's and futile 40's. i will show you how warm it is going to get, coming up. >> pam: coca cola joining the fight against obesity. but - is it a goodwill effort, or just good marketing? that's next. ♪
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>> now for today's
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>> what i like about this is that this is for may >> this could help perhaps drivers that currently may not be able to be behind the wheel. such as a senior but still give them the mobility, with the- driverless cars. >> let us talk about the
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threat to the u.s. credit rating. earlier, we said that as we do with the debt ceiling once again we're going as more of a debt popple. this higher interest rate proposal would be devastating for the economy. >> and how about ball mark? >> yes, they have pledged to hire 100,000 veterans that are returning from the war over the next five years. and a job is a job, let us just remember that even if is a transition jobs. soldiers are known for their commitment, sacrifice. wal- mart believes that the leadership to want to be seen as a blue-chip company. >> thank you, rob. and now, coca-cola we all know that obesity is a huge health problem in the u.s. and now - the people at coca-cola seem to be joining the fight against calories. but many wonder if this is
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really just an example of good marketing. felicia taylor has the story. pay attention to the man walking away from the camera. let's stop the video right here now the question is will the postal truck do the right panel also, coca-cola still seeing increases with their non-cola items. the company is already getting cal ripken to the front of their labels. felicia taylor. >> jacqueline: we have seen cold conditions of the past several days. things are
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starting to warm up. it will be warmer but things will still be chilly noticed temperatures are going to be increased with nearly 40 degrees. a bit more comfortable still freezing in santa rosa. 30's through vallejo. there will be our lower. redwood city, is warmer in san jose, 43 degrees. for the afternoon we will continue our warming trend with upper 50s and 60s for the south bay. 50s in palo alto, 60s and san jose. the inland valleys to be a
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bit of a wild card. this will keep temperatures a bit lower. one of sunshine with temperatures in the upper 50s and also mid upper 50s for the east bay shore. 55 in san francisco, ocean beach. 60 degrees in santa rosa. as for the sierras this area of high pressure will continue. temperatures in the 40's. here is a low- fat www.snowbomb.com with here is a look at- www.snowbomb.com your extended forecast, with warmer weather on the way toward the high pressure builds in. colder but a pretty nice afternoon. fifth the warming trend for the weekend. temperatures reaching low 60s. >> coming up there is a
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constant battle between pedestrians and drivers but who is right and to is wrong. in the next edition of people behaving badly.
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>> pay attention right here, now the question is will the post office trevo driver-- pedestrian lets roll the video nope, and it wasn't like the driver was in a rush he parked a few feet away the law states that a driver shall yield the right
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away to a pedestrian in a marked or unmarked crosswalk no where does it say driver should try to beat the pedestrian crossing the street but at 6 and folsom in san francisco you will find driver doing just that, not yielding to people who are legally in a crosswalk. no matter what the person is carrying you must yield to the pedestrian now if they are riding a bicycle they don't get to use the crosswalk like a pedestrian, just like scooter's riders can't use the sidewalk now there are two sides to every coin and theat is pedestrians don't get to cross just because there is a green light if you donht have the walk symbol you need to wait on the sidewalk until you do there has been a constant battle between the pedestrians and drivers over crosswalks with both sides breaking the law but just remember this if ar in the right and you get hit you still lose in san francisco stanley roberts kron 4 news >> take a look at the current conditions. the chains like & san francisco, it is usual
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heavy. chains like.. james lick--and let us take a look of the san mateo bridge the east bound headlights. a bit heavy towards hayward, we will be back.
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>> do tonight, details before the oil tanker crashed into the bay bridge and also, this homeowner armed with a shotgun takes matters into its own hands. next. >> jacqueline: this live look outside. with the chilly night tonight expected. [ female announcer ] now get high speed internet at home on our newly expanded advanced digital network, a connection you can count on. at&t u-verse high speed internet offers more speed options, reliability and wi-fi hotspots than ever.
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>> pam: tonight at six. contra costa fire officials hang out the closed sign on stations in lafayette, walnut creek and martinez. the close shave at the bay bridge. new information tonight on a last minute change of course that may have caused an oil tanker to sideswipe one of the bridge piers. and a portrait of niners quarterback colinwe'll tell you why fans are not happy at where it appeared. >> pam: tonight at six -- contra costa county fire stations are closing. after a parcel tax measure failed to pass in november. last month, the county board of supervisors approved a plan to shut down four stations. kron 4's j.r. stone is live in lafayette. that's where community members will be meeting tonight to discuss how the closures will affect response times to emergencies in the area. j.r. whats ahead? >> reporter: i spoke with people from the county in the last couple of hours. they basically told me that specifically want to incorporate ambulances into
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the response times it is usually the fire department. that shows up first. but that could be changing. with changes in contra costa county. >> we do not have as many firefighters on the street. >> reporter: that is certainly the case today. not one, two, three. however, there are going to be four fire stations that closed this morning. >> the fire house is closed because of the tax measure that was not classed. today in contra costa county where not one, two, or three, but four fire departments closed at 8 am this morning. the firehouses closed because a tax measure was not passed and property tax revenues are down. contra costa county now has 220 firefighters?.that is well below the 600 they?d like to have. they say these closure will affect response times to emergency?s. >> whether or not it is going to be a 22nd second delay or 1.5 minutes, it is
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going to impact on response time. >> they are going to talk about other emergency crews, such as ambulances. and the fact that nobody lost their jobs. if there is a good portion of this story. j. r. stone, kron 4 news. four stations close today in contra costa county. in martinez - station 12 on shell avenue. in lafayette - station 16 on los arabis avenue. walnut creek loses station 4 on hawthorne drive. and in clayton, station 11 on center avenue. new information. reveals thand clayton, station no. 11. and if you look at this map you can see the widespread. >> pam: new information about tanker pilot who hit a tower on the bay bridge last week, switched course as he was approaching the bridge. the damage to the base of the tower on the bridge suffered two- to three - million dollars in damage.
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when the ship sideswiped the bridge last week. this is video from our helicopter partnership with a-b-c 7 news. officials say, the fender on the tower that was hit by the overseas reymar. quote - "did exactly what it was supposed to do" in protecting the bridge." guy klees, the bar pilot on board the tanker, passed his drug and alcohol tests. kron 4's charles clifford maps out the pilot's change in direction. >> reporter: back on january 7th the oil tanker overseas reymar was leaving san francisco bay when it struck a tower of the bay bridge. according to a report by the san jose mercury news, the pilot of the ship.. guy kleese... may havealtered the tankers planned path underneath the bridge. let's take a look at a google earth map. before the crash the tanker was being refueld at what's called anchorage 9, which is to the southeast of san francisco... from there the ship headed north towards the bay bridge..for vessels traveling on the bay the towers of the bridge are listed as letter of the
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alphabet. a, b, c,d and so forth. according to the mercury news the overseas reymar was originally supposed to pass under the bridge between the c and d towers. but the pilot, for reason that are not yet know, changed his mind and decided to take the ship between the d and e towers. it was during this maneuver that the tanker collided with tower e. the ship was apparently going about 11.8 knots when it sideswiped the tower, causing millions of dollars in damage to both the bridge and the ship. again, at this point, it's not clear why the pilot changed course or how the tanker struck the tower. in the newsroom, charles clifford kron 4 news. >> pam: there was a bigger than expected turnout today, at the marin county 'gun buy back' program. hundreds of firearms were collected during the event. which was planned in reaction to the 'sandy hook elementary' school massacre. people walked away with as much as two- hundred dollars per gun, no questions asked. it was such a success, that the county ran through the 43-thousand dollars it had raised. in only two hours.
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a spokesperson for the san rafael police department. gave us a look at some of the more dangerous weapons collected. >> this is a semi automatic it shoots the same size caliber a full automatic ak- 47 will shoot. so this is it the perfect example of getting an assault rifle off the streets. >> this is a double gauge that has been shot ...sawed off that is illegal to begin with and if it is also any lifesaving for the future, is definitely"all worth it" >> pam: after running out of cash, the county handed out vouchers to those who didn't want to just voluntarily give away their guns.
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the district attorney says he will try and raise the funds needed to pay people back in the next 30 days. they plan to hand out more vouchers at another gun buy back planned for the martin luther king day holiday. >> pam: in san francisco, two pieces of gun control legislation were introduced to the board of supervisors. the first bans the possession of military style ammunition, such as hollow- point bullets. the sale of those bullets is already illegal. this action would make having them a misdeamenor. the second requires police notification, when someone in san francisco buys 500- rounds of ammunition or more. this includes online purchases. >> we have a recommitted that commitment without banning guns, legislation and enhance mental health background. yes, bring you to have a discussion on all three of those topics to make san francisco safer. we have to offer these type of safeguards. >> pam: malia cohen is the supervisor sponsoring the changes. the gun law changes could take anywhere from 4 weeks to six months to be approved. or denied by the
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full board. starting last friday, and extending through this past weekend.oakland was especially violent. four fatal shootings friday, all over the city. two more shooting scenes saturday.one which saw 3 people shot. and three more shootings scenes sunday.including a birthday party where five people were shot at 7:50 sunday night. now other numbers.right now there are 613 sworn officers policing oakland. the police chief is looking to increase that number to at least one thousand. so the department is painfully understaffed right now. this officer shortage and the recent spike in shootings has residents and police pushing for change. pam. >> pam: help is on the way today, the oakland city council's finance committee approves a public safe plan which includes authorizing a police academy for june 2013
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establishing a contract for 10-deputies from the alameda county sheriff's department and hiring 21-civilian employees including support staff for the crime lab.and police service technicians >> they are the civilian personnel that will work with the police department to gather evidence and transport people, transporting evidence. they can do the work that makes it help solve crimes. to take burglar reports and having the follow through and having civilians do that work we make sure that the sworn officers are freed up to do direct crimefighting, themselves. >> pam: the 4-million dollar public safety plan now needs the approval of the oakland city council.which will cast their votes on the plan next tuesday >> pam: in other bay area news. san francisco police have named a suspect in a vicious robbery in the tenderloin. police say 35-year-old laurice barrett is the man who stole money from a woman. and killed her dog during the robbery. late
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last month on leavenworth street. police say they identified barrett based on tips from the public. and this surveillance video of the suspect running away. we'll have more information tonight at 8. >> investigators are trying to figure out what sparked a fire that heavily damaged a flower shop in morgan hill this morning. it was reported shortly before nine at the business on monterey street near spring avenue. as you can see here. firefighters had to contend with thick smoke as they attacked the fire they had it knocked down in about 20-minutes. no one was inside at the time. and no one was hurt. >> firefighters in contra costa county say a fire that destroyed a pier on the waterfront in crockett is suspicious. the fire was reported at about 3-45 this morning in a building on the pier about 50-feet over the water. fire boats were called after the flames spread to the pier it self. and were still putting out hot spots about two hours after the fire
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started. no one was hurt. firefighters say a fire broke out on the same pier two years ago. >> jacqueline: we did see some slightly warmer conditions today. otherwise, we are going to continue with more visits as the go for the next several days. temperatures in the low 40's in a number of places. 46 to novado, vallejo, 42 and fairfield. we still have one more chilly night. temperatures are not going to be as cold but still on the cold side. take a look at futurecast. a lot of 30's. that is the purple. and as we go for the
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7:00 a.m. hour, we will see the morning lows. with a few low 40's but again we are going to continue to see that warming. >> national recognition, no. 7. 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick is without question the toast of the bay area. after leading the niners to a dominant playoff victory over the packers saturday night at the stick. and now. sports illustrated is recognizing his efforts. kaepernick. and to a lesser extent. coach jim harbaugh. are the cover boys on this week's issue. it may be the only kaepernick memorabilia fans can get their hands on. new at 6. kron-4's terisa estacio shows us how tough it's been. to score some kaepernick gear.
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>> reporter: here in the bay area, - kaepernick is also getting a lot of attention. as kron four's terisa estacio reports, one local store has it's team working overtime to keep #7 merchandise on the shelves. >> people want it as soon as they put it out, people come in to get it. you are looking at it. everything colin kaepernick. that jersey and you are not only going to get that one by your also going to get another one? >> absolutely. we are just 30 minutes from where kaepernick grew up. >> you better get it while you can. >> yes. >> the manager says that after the large victory the fans were flooding the store for official der and he predicts the same will happen after sunday against
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atlanta. what is your prediction for their victory? >> i think they're going to win! >> terisa estacio, kron 4. >> pam: if you're getting your first paycheck of the year. you might notice a smaller check. why it's probably not a mistake. >> cyclist lance armstrong comes clean.new details on his emotional interview with oprah winfrey. >> plus. caught on camera! a burglar caught by surprise when a neighbor spots him trying to steal a t-v. [ male announcer ] subway has so many
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>> and - it's pay day for many - and you might notice your paycheck is smaller. smaller -- it's not a
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mistake. if you're getting your first paycheck of the year, you're likely discovering there's a little bit less take home pay than there was last year. some would say the party's over, but in reality the so called payroll tax holiday with the economy in the dolldrums three years ago, congress created the payroll tax holiday, which cut the payroll tax from 6.2% to 4.2%.for 2011 and 2012. meaning more money in your paycheck to spend to help get the economy going. well that so called holiday expired at the end of last year. meaning your payroll tax goes back up 2% meaning less take home pay. here's what it means. households making between 40 and 50 thousand dollars will see 579 dollars less this those making between 50 and 75 thousand dollars will see about 822 dollars less this year. 100 thousand dollars will 100-dollars a month the big question is, will this impact the economy? since consumers have less in even if it's 25$ a week, will they spend less? some forecasters say definitely. others say we've paid this rate for years and this 2-percent will have little impact over the long term. especially when you consider that middle class tax rates are not going up. now this payroll tax we're helps fund social security, right? that's right, it helps fund social security, which as we know is underfunded because people are living longer. this won't solve that problem, but it does restore >> after years of denying it. lance armstrong now admits he used performance- enhancing drugs. in an interview with oprah, armstrong finally answers the claims that have dogged his career in cycling. but will coming clean. mark a fresh start? and what's the cost to his tarnished for more than a decade lance
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armstrong looked into the cameras and denied doping. but in a two and a half hour interview with oprah.the disgraced cyclist now reportedly admits to using performance-enhancing drugs. >> i would say he did not come clean in the manner surprising to me. i would say that for myself, my team, all of us in the room, oprah talked about her exclusive sit down with armstrong on morning tv. no longer trying to out- pedal doping allegations, armstrong is in a race to save his public image. apologized to the staff at organization he founded. but critics wonder.if this public apology is just an attempt to allow him to the county handed out now.
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the shelves. >> the burglarhim trying to steal a t-v. oprah winfry is confirming reports that disgraced saint louis police say a part-time student opened fire on an administrator at a downtown university this afternoon -- before turning the gun on himself. caught on camera -- a san antonio man takes matters in to his own hands. when he spots a burglar trying to steal his neighbor's t-v. paul cavazos grabbed his shotgun and confronted the man after his girlfriend spotted him in their neighbor's house. cavazos recognized him as the man who burglarized 'his' house twice before. he held the man at gunpoint until police showed up. the suspect is accused of breaking into several homes in the neighborhood. >> jacqueline: take a look at these expected temperatures. ocean beach, 54 degrees. 60s and santa rosa. for your extended
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have >> in contra costa county there were 4 fire houses closed. with the increase time likely to increase because of this. in contra costa county. kron 4. >> reporter: the gun laws with new legislation introduced to make the city safer. this first will ban the type of military ammunition. possession would become a misdemeanor. the second requires police notification if somebody tries to purchase by a hundred rounds of ammunition
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or more. this also includes 500 rounds of ammunition, also an online purchase. for weeks-six months expected to pass. with nearly four months to six months expected to pass. >> reporter: >> people are getting as much as $200 per weapon. based on these success. the $43,000 was gone through quickly, and they started handing out vouchers. maureen kelly, kron 4. >> there are three proposals that would immediately put more officers on the street. >> and another police academy and a large number of police service
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technicians. the police service technician is a civilian the woodwork with the public and a short-term measure that would help with the element county sheriff's office. >> reporter: haazig madyun kron 4. >> in san francisco police are on the kron 4 this man. 35 year-old loreece barrett. he brought that woman in the tenderloin district and through her dog in traffic and the dog died. this surveillance video help identify him. the full story on how police were able to get the details on the suspect. a lease shall read, kron 4. >> reporter: new details on what could have happened thwith the bay bridge collation. collision guy l kleese decided to change
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route quickly. at this point we do not know why he decided to change course. in the news room, charles clifford, kron 4 >> reporter: residents are complaining this 711 saying that it should close because it is in violation of the city's zoning. it took over this spot about one a month ago for placing a delicatessen. it operated for years without controversy because it was grandfathered in before the city adopted it zoning laws. jeff bush, san mateo, kron 4. >> reporter: and san francisco, if you are receiving your first paycheck. you could notice that it is less. it is probably not a mistake it is because the payroll tax holiday has expired. that
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was in effect for two years cutting the payroll tax by 2 percent. the congress allowed that to expire and now we are going to see less on our paychecks. and were from $500-$1,200 per year. dan kerman, kron 4. >> reporter: at the n f l store at pier 39 of 49ers skier is a hot ticket. from these official jerseys, everything is selling fast. as soon as the staff put it out people, and get it. the number one item is everything no. 7, the college kaepernick haa :kaepernick. terisa estacio, kron 4 >> in menlo park, facebook shows this wahl will search
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warmer afternoon. that will continue for the week. as we take a look outside the satellite and order the high-pressure is building. the storm track to the north is what we are seeing. with mostly clear skies and warmer temperatures. tomorrow, cold in santa rosa, freezing. vallejo, 32 degrees and in concord, and in redwood city. also in the san jose. 35 degrees for the afternoon, 50s & 60s. for the inland valleys a little bit cooler. for the low 50s also with fog formation. for the afternoon, for the east bayshore. 55 in san francisco and a raise of temperatures. 60s santa rosa. and warmer weather is under way we are
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going to see that warming trend continue for the weekend. temperatures getting into the 60s. >> we could see another couple of months before a new police chief is hired. until then, there is an interim basis by this man. escovil... he is in the cneteoverseeing the patrol division, at the first news conference he will emphasize community policing and focus on morales. all in the face of budget, cuts, and a better battle with city hall and focus on the -- increased morale. as chris moore is leaving...
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>> pam: are you looking for
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a new job for the new year. ?a recent survey of employers revealed some of the most common interview blunders, and some unusual mistakes job candidates definitely should avoid. karin caifa looks at the list, in today's consumer watch. >> reporter: careerbuilder recently surveyed about 2600 hiring managers to ask about the worst job interview blunders they've ever encountered. among the stand-outs. an interviewee who hugged the president of the company a potential employee who emptied the office candy dish into her purse. one candidate called in sick to her current job. during the interview. yet another, asked if he could be paid under the table. the hiring managers surveyed also gave some serious insight into the most common mistakes interviewees make. like appearing disinterested during the interrview. try to maintain good energy throughout. answering a phone call or a text can be a major turnoff to a potential employer. try to silence your device before you go in. dressing inappropriately can also make or break an interview. so can talking negatively about a current or former
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employer. the best way to avoid these pitfalls, careerbuilder says, is to prepare for the interview ahead of time. research the company so you have plenty to talk about with the hiring manager and think about the questions that might be asked, so how you can answer them >> pam: 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick is on the cover of the most recent issue of sports illustrated the caption says "holy" and below that a mug shot of jim harbaugh with the words, also, kaepernicking...
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>> good evening, everybody. if you cannot see de caption cd-caption it says "shout it from the mountain top jim, you were dead on about colin kaepernick."
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we are taking you back one year ago before the nfc championship. alex smith and co., with people on their hands, is there a jinx? i can tell you. the quality of local news is still alive. the story about a job interview and it says it to not look to is interested to know look--- unintere sted... why would somebody do like that? >> pam: i do not know. >> and let us you and i go to the net... and take
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jacqueline with us. jackson will get us into the door. jacqueline -- will get us in the door. when you are interviewing for a job do not look on interested-non interested... right now, everybody is copying:kaepernick. showing his confidence color he is wearing a kaepernick jersey and kissing his biceps. for those of you who don't believe in the sports last januaryabout this same timealex smith and the nfc championship game against the new york giants - and we know how that turned out.ouch! kaepernick loves kaepernick kaepernick loves kaepernick forget "tebowing"that's old news. now it's all about everytime colin kaepernick kisses his bicep.
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>> each and every play, it is going to be a roller coaster. >> on this came, we have to be just as good as we are on the road. we will have to focus on the defense, taking nothing for granted. >> last year, this year, the same position. and we are planning for our opponent. >> and that was bombed. prior packers and nowkaepernick shows just how self confident he ishe posted this photo on instagram.he himself is wearing a "kaepernicking" t- 49ers players mike nolan falcons d coord falcons d coordinator mike nolan former 49ers coach mike nolan is now the defensive coordinator of the atlanta falcons. nolan was just 18-37 in 3 2 years with the niners, but he did bring in 10 key 49ers players still on the roster, including patrick willis, justin smith, frank gore, dashon goldson and vernon davis to name a few
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>> he is a great quarte coordinator. >> and he is definitely a great talent. for all of those who know him i just knew that he was a good guy. the falcons defense ranks 24th in total yards allowed but 5th in points allowed, giving up just 18.7 per game. jonathan goodwin dashon goldson ray mcdonald ------------------------ the talented people could possibly get a promotion. chargers hire mike mccoy. was free to pursue a head coaching of the theam..
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and sharks george gund dies-- sharks workout today they will be open in calgary. and that is the thing, you cannot release the these guys and he was playing in sweden during the lockout. it is difficult- check to see these guys. >> it is going to be difficult. is going to be intense. and in some sense it is going to be an intense night. >> the excitement. we are back into the routine and the focus is becoming more intense.
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>> that was the coach and patrick marlowe. and i know that i am able that i think marlow is attractive. >> a king joe to belsky-- joe kilveski you like a shorter man that you can control? >> jacqueline: the call him a:joe...little joe and if i would rather go to the prom with marlowe. i think that he is handsome. and i would ask pam but pam lights boxers pam-lite spot serve and a handsome man i am not afraid to say it. >> cogood -- and when you
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have worked your second job that is just what you want to hear at the dinner hour. .. posey romo pence arbitration take a look at these projections salary totals for these baseball players. serena ankle injury aussie open... do you remember when all of these tennis players used to wear white.
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>> for what it is worth the average age that watch local news is 57, 58 years old but not here. they are young, and enthusiastic. hey gary will colin kaepernick defeat the atlanta falcons? >> yes. i think that he is not going to run as much i think atlanta is going to be ready. and his arm? probably
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yes but not so much his legs. >> if the 49ers are going to go to the super bowl record to see you? >> and like to see that i will be here. i am old and tired. >> are we going to wrap and the players in the all-star. >> yes, david lee,steph curry.. >> yes we will see you at 8:00 p.m.
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